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What does Somerset mean?

Somerset Pronunciation of Somerset [som-er-set] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Somerset is "summer settlement". Place name: a county in England. Made prominent as a first name by author and playwright Somerset Maugham.

Associated with: old english, england.


Somerset has 2 variants: Sommerset and Summerset.

Related boy name: Somers.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Somerset Roger (S.R.), ..

How popular is Somerset?

Somerset is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Somerset has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Somerset name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Somerset outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Averet, Averret, Bernet, Corbet, Everet, Homere, Kershet, Sayers, Sebert, Sennet, Seoirse, Serge, Sergei, Sergent, Sergeo, Sergey, Severne, Shereef, Sherwen, Shomer, Simeron, Skeet, Smedley, Somerbie (see Somerby), Somerby, Somerled, Somerley, Somersby, Somerton, Somervil (see Somerton), Somervile (see Somerton), Sommer, Sommers, Sommersby, Sorel, Soren, Sorley, Sorrel, Speers, Spenser, Spiers, Stensen, Sterne and Swensen. Like Somerset, these names are not commonly used.

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